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What is SMR – Self Myofascial Release

Introduction The abbreviation SMR stands for self myofascial release. SMR is a self-applied (myo)fascial release or relaxation. The term fascia is used synonymous for connective tissue in the context described here. Detailed explanations shall clarify which connective tissue is implied, along with its normal function, and, most importantly, why [...]

Can a muscle be too short?

Muscle shortening Most of us have been told before to have a shortened muscle that has become tight. Either after sport, or during therapy for different kinds of pain. But can muscles really shorten? If so, how can they be lengthened again? Or is there another reason behind it? [...]

What are fascia?

Fascia everywhere Everybody is talking about fascia these days. The term springs up at the gym, in the pharmacy newsletter and at the doctor’s, giving the impression that fascia may really be the solution for everything! What’s behind the phenomenon? What exactly are fascia? Why are they so important for [...]

What are Trigger Points?

Trigger Points? Maybe you have heard a bit about trigger points, but for many people it’s not quite clear what they are and how they develop. This is why we would like to present here what you should know about trigger points. What defines a trigger point? The secret lies [...]

Why the Backrelease?

The practical therapist I have been working as a therapist for ten years in an office focussing on orthopedics, surgery and sport physiotherapy. I am dealing with patients suffering from pain and limited movement ability, reducing their capacity and quality of life, on a daily basis. In my therapy [...]

How I managed to control my muscular pain issues

Focussing on sports The infinite possibilities of physical activities, doing different kinds of sports and enjoying nature with all its elements triggers a feeling of liberty inside me that plays a central role in my life. Due to my urge to move I started to passionately indulge in sports [...]